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Re: Getting a new desktop
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2013, 12:24:34 am »
7970 looks good, but my guess is that when you add in the extra RAM(the version of the gtx770 I was looking at had 4gb) it will be better, but I can't be certain.
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Re: Getting a new desktop
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2013, 10:13:56 am »
I have a 7970 and it's quite a beast. ;) Though these are fairly big so I recommend a large case (it's pretty close to the HDD bay in my Zalman Z11 plus).

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Re: Getting a new desktop
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2013, 04:29:09 pm »
I checked and the case says it supports up to 13" cards and the 7970 is 12" so it should work. The specs look close enough and the price is low enough I will just switch out the two cards(and then I can get a cheaper mobo since I don't need to get one with SLI capabilities). With those changes I got the price down about $100 and updated the build.
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Re: Getting a new desktop
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2013, 04:33:56 pm »
Cool to hear. :)

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Re: Getting a new desktop
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2013, 11:25:25 pm »
I worked it out and I will probably start ordering the parts for this tomorrow. It might be a while till I get the extra monitors, but I should have this up and running with a single monitor by late october.
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Re: Getting a new desktop
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2013, 10:37:09 am »
I purchased it with this parts list
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ruler501/saved/2njO
I'm running on it now and it is amazing. I still have to get used to three monitors, but they definitely are useful(though I tend to stay on just two of them at a time). A couple of the parts(CPU, monitor, RAM) were swapped out for the final build for various reasons. I'll upload pics later. For now I'll just say it runs Tomb Raider at 40fps at ultra at 6060x1080(Bezel compensated)
I currently don't do much, but I am a developer for a game you should totally try out called AssaultCube Reloaded download here https://assaultcuber.codeplex.com/
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Re: Getting a new desktop
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2013, 11:52:01 am »
Sounds epic. :D You should add me on Steam so we can play some TR together. My nick is Streetwalker95.

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Re: Getting a new desktop
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2013, 11:32:15 am »
Its not finding you when I search(I'm also not really good at working steam for anything other than playing games...)
You could add me I'm ruler501
I currently don't do much, but I am a developer for a game you should totally try out called AssaultCube Reloaded download here https://assaultcuber.codeplex.com/
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Re: Getting a new desktop
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2013, 11:38:56 am »
Nice machine. I like it lots of people suddenly start getting new machines, I want to get one too so now I can see what other put together ^^

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Re: Getting a new desktop
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2013, 12:28:34 pm »
That's weird. Anyway I added you. ;) I live in GMT+1 and I'll have a two weeks break starting on October 19th. Hopefully we can play some. :D